0825630193 This book is shelved in the Photography section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Paperback with light shelfwear to covers. Covers have come unglued from text block from top to about halfway down hinges which has caused first two pages to detach. There are no writings or markings inside text and pages are bright. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: “I can’t remember when I first saw the book Idols by Gilles Larrain. All I know is that ever since I got it, it’s been a huge influenceon me. Idols is one of the best photographic books I’ve ever seen. It was published in 1973 and is a collection of studio portraits of trannies, gender-benders, and just generally awesome looking people in New York City. It’s an incredible time capsule. There are Warhol people, like Taylor Mead and Holly Woodlawn, and members of the San Francisco-based psychedelic drag queen performance troupe the Cockettes. There’s a photo of the artist Al Hansen, (a.k.a. Beck’s grandfather), covered in silvery paint and dressed up like some kind of Roman soldier, and an unrecognizable, teenage Harvey Fierstein, looking like a young, pretty Jewish lady (well, almost). Most important, these people all had the best style. The greatest fashion always originates with drag queens. The outfit you’re wearing today was probably invented by a drag queen ten years ago.”
—Ryan McGinley, Vice Magazine, New York City 2010
Idols, an authentic compendium of 1970s’ New York style and attitude, and a confirmed masterpiece, began with an awestruck Larrain visiting Max’s Kansas City in the explosively liberating early years of the gay rights movement, and befriending Taylor Meade and John Noble. Once they came to be photographed, the rest followed. Idols represents a generation of New York’s most talented, outrageous, glamorous, and mostly gay personalities, after spending hours applying original makeup and costumes to pose for Gilles in his now legendary SoHo studio.
About the Author:
Gilles Larrain was born in Da Lat, Vietnam in 1938 to a diplomat/painter father and a pianist/painter mother. He traveled the world at a young age while growing up in the midst of Jesuit boarding schools in Chile, Argentina, Canada, and France. Gilles attended the Lycée Français in New York and he later attended L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he studied architecture and city planning. A trip to Oaxaca, Mexico in 1963 to document the sites of Monte Alban and Mitla opened the door to a burgeoning love of photography. Gilles moved back to New York City in 1965 and settled into his artistic life, mixing sculpture, inflatable structures, neon, painting, and photography. He currently resides and continues to make artwork in New York City.
Ryan McGinley is a New York based photographer raised in New Jersey. After moving to New York in 1998, he began extensively photographing his downtown environs. He received a BFA in graphic design from Parsons School of Design in 2000. In 2003, at the age of 25, McGinley was the youngest artist to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has appeared in galleries and museums worldwide, on the covers of magazines and albums, and has
been collected in five monographs, most recently in Life Adjustment Center (Dashwood, 2010).
Casa editrice: Links
Condizione libro: Fair
Descrizione libro Links, 1973. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110825630193
Descrizione libro Links Books, New York, 1973. Pictorial Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Volume has edgewear; binding has some soil; cover has partially removed, small label in upper corner, above the cover portrait of Lotta Love; tight, interior clean.  p., fully illustrated. Includes a few portraits of Harvey Fierstein and Taylor Mead. [O2:1] Size: Oversize. Codice libro della libreria 202302
Descrizione libro Links. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fair. 0825630193 Cover peeling, with several leaves loose and laid in - damaged/worn/marked copy. Codice libro della libreria Z0825630193Z4
Descrizione libro Links, U.S.A., 1973. Oversize paperback. Very Good with a few creases to front cover, light wear to edges of book. Codice libro della libreria 005097
Descrizione libro Links Books : distributed by Quick Fox. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>Photographers. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978082563019400. Codice libro della libreria 01978082563019400
Descrizione libro Links, New York, 1973. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very good condition. First Edition. 64 pages. Original paperback binding with a small tear to the top edge, a bump to the top corner, and minor shelfwear. Illustrated in color. A few pages loosened, remaining mostly intact. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to). Codice libro della libreria 016468
Descrizione libro Links, New York, 1973. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: N/A. Condition: GOOD. Unpag. Full-page color photographs, mostly of female impersonators. Minimal text. Head and heel of spine and corners bumped, front spine edge scuffed; wrappers sunned, lightly dustsoiled, edgeworn. Size: Tall 4to. Codice libro della libreria 281828
Descrizione libro Links, U.S.A., 1973. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. 64 pages, mostly full page color photographs, covers with some smudges and crinkling at edges, a good copy altogether. Codice libro della libreria 032974
Descrizione libro Links, NY, 1973. Softcover. Condizione libro: Good. 64 page softcover- all color photographs by Gilles Larrain. Edited by Ralph Gibson. "We dress for our own pleasure and get off on each other. It's our own small world; within it we understand and are understood - and we do what we want. When we put on our clothes, we feel free." Light wear and light soiling to outer wrap. Interior is unmarked, tight and clean. Good to very good condition overall. Codice libro della libreria 529177
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808256301944.0